Brother to Brother

By Rodney Evans, Jim McKay, and Aimee Schoof

Bruce Nugent, the black gay writer who co-founded the journal Fire!! with Langston Hughes and others, inspires a gay teenager through memories of the Harlem Renaissance.

Independent Lens

Brothers Hypnotic

by Reuben Atlas

The brotherhood of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is literal. Not-always-willing participants in an unorthodox upbringing, the eight boys were forged into a band as children by their father, Chicago jazz maverick Phil Cohran. Now as young men, making their way on the streets of New York and in the music business, with stardom on the horizon, they must test their father's ideals against their own brotherly vision.

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Building Babel

by David Osit

Sharif El-Gamal wanted to give back to Lower Manhattan by building a community center called Park51. When the project flew into the spcial consciousness as a political football called the "Ground Zero Mosque," El-Gamal's dreams and faith were shaken.

America ReFramed

Casino Nation

by Laure Sullivan and Terry Jones

A snapshot of the struggle of the Seneca Nation of Indians to maintain its culture and identity after entering into the world of big-time casino gambling.


Caught in the Crossfire - Arab Americans in Wartime

By Calvin Skaggs, Brad Lichenstein, and David Van Taylor

Caught in the Crossfire follows the lives of three Arab American New Yorkers after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The City (La Ciudad)

by David Riker

Eliciting hope, The City (La Ciudad) is the narrative story of Latin American immigrants seeking community in a large, impersonal city.

Deaf Jam

by Judy Lieff

Aneta Brodski, a deaf teen living in New York City, discovers the power of American Sign Language poetry. As she prepares to be one of the first deaf poets to compete in a spoken-word slam, her journey leads to an unexpected collaboration.

Independent Lens


by Robert Rooy and DJ Savarese

Deej is the story of DJ Savarese ("Deej"), a gifted, young writer and an advocate for nonspeaking autistics.


by Derek Hallquist

Denial is a movie about electricity, gender, filmmaking, and all the ways we lie to ourselves even when faced with overwhelming facts. It is the story of a family coming to terms with hard personal truths against the backdrop of a global crisis.

Diary of a City Priest

by Eugene Martin

Diary of a City Priest is based on the journals of Father John McNamee, a spiritual guide, poet, and seer of many worlds past and present.


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